Brewers back home with 6-game losing streak
The Milwaukee Brewers are back home after a 2-7 road trip, capped off with a 7-2 loss at Florida Thursday night.
It was the Brewers' sixth straight defeat and the second straight time they were swept in a series.
Matt Treanor hit a three-run homer and Jorge Cantu had a two-run blast.
Both came off Carlos Villanueva, who failed to reach the sixth inning for the third straight time.
He gave up seven runs on 10 hits in five innings with a pair of walks and six strikeouts. The loss dropped him to 1-4.
The Brewers did get nine hits, but all were singles.
Still, they were two more than in the first two games against the Marlins combined. Villanueva, Joe Dillon, and J.J. Hardy had two hits apiece.
With only one off day in the next month, Brewers' Manager Ned Yost gave Prince Fielder, Corey Hart, and Jason Kendall a rest.
Logan Kensing got the win for Florida, pitching two-and-two-thirds innings of scoreless relief.
The Marlins outscored Milwaukee 16-4 in the three-game set, as they took sole possession of first place in the National League East by a game over Philadelphia.
The Brewers dropped to 16-18, but they're still in fourth in the National League Central, five games behind front-running St. Louis, who'll they'll face tonight (Friday) at Miller Park.
Left-hander Manny Parra will face Cardinals' right-hander Todd Wellemeyer.